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I'm pleased to announce my paper, Sticky Slopes, has been accepted for publication in Volume 101 of the California Law Review (forthcoming 2013).
My article on civil liability for social harm caused by AI robots has been published by Springer. It's available through the Springer website.
My paper, Homewrecker 2.0: An Exploration of Liability for Heart Balm Torts Involving AI Humanoid Consorts, has been accepted for the 2011 International Conference on Social Robotics. It will be published by Springer. And I will be presenting it at the conference in late November in Amsterdam.The...
A Little Mercury. A lot of Mercury. What’s the Difference? Some Members of Congress Don’t Seem to Care.
**First published at Shark. Laser. Blawg.**There's a number of reasons why the House bill to repeal national energy efficiency standards for light bulbs makes no sense. The standards, enacted by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 ("EISA"), require that new light bulbs be 30% more...
The California Senate Environmental Quality Committee is set to consider a fracking disclosure bill today. Like other disclosure bills, AB 591 does not prohibit or restrict fracking. Rather it sheds light on the fracking process and protects public health by requiring fracking companies to disclose...
First, thank you to Dean Chen for inviting me to blog for the Jurisdynamics Network. I'm very happy to join this group of young scholars and writers.Here's a bit about me: In my own studies and writing, I concentrate on the intersection of science and law. After graduating from the University of...
Hello everyone,I am new to the blog and would first like to extend a very warm thanks to Dean Chen for inviting me to contribute. I graduated from Temple University last year and will likely be starting at the University of Chicago for law school this fall (still haven't made a seat deposit, but...
David Schraub, Comment, The Price of Victory: Political Triumphs and Judicial Protection in the Gay Rights Movement, 77 U. Chi. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2010).
You can download the full text of the draft at my SSRN page. Below is the abstract: Legal literature is replete with references to the infamous “slippery slope”, basically, where a shift in policy lubricates the path towards further (perhaps more controversial) reforms or measures. Less discussed...
Ok, I haven't posted to this blog in a very, very long time, but I don't blog anywhere else, so I just had to state how absolutely amazingly awesome it will be for anyone interested in constitutional law (which, after all, is anyone who reads this blog--or any law blog for that matter) if the...